All your Nows

I sit alone in a halfway hall of strangers
Silent, listening to their mirrored voices
Weaving excitement, yearning, laughs, exhaustion
Melodic notes spun into foreign air

I knew I’d no connection but took my phone
To hold, to know the time within your ‘zone
Vast hours apart; my heart yawned into chasm
Broken again, with half of it left there

I bringΒ borrowed moments alive with stolen pen
What stretch will pass ’til I reach your arms again?
Thus why you’d prefer something else for me, I imagine
To have the ‘All’s would be whole-r; feel more fair.

In hazy Now, my mind fills with your name
The spotted snow reflects my impure flame
Half-sated, knowing you can’t be my portion
Love sparking, but won’t say how much I care

So on this lonely day of hearts and roses
I take scant comfort knowing how I chose this
Irrelevant? ‘Gainst a future so uncertain
My soul wide-eyed in this love’s headlight glare.

Yet with the pain of love comes greater living
And life unlived would be far less forgiving
There ne’er were love that someone wasn’t hurt in
So I will live, and love the time we share.




17 comments on “Valentine

  1. Daydreams says:

    This is beautifully written, Sparkly-Hearted one. ❀

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  2. You are sunshine. You’ll see that. One day. ❀ This is beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day. You sparkle no matter your time zone, by the way. It's true.

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    • lrconsiderer says:

      I hope so, my sweet friend. And I hope you’re there to see it, as you’ve been helping me find my ‘brightshiny’ side for so long.

      Glad you think it’s beautiful. And happy Valentines day to you, too. Miss you huge already but SO glad to have plans for return πŸ™‚

      I’ll keep sparkling as much as I can πŸ’“


  3. bobcabkings says:

    What to say of this sweetness touched with sad and longing, and, I suspect more than a little fatigue of travel? Only one answer – There ain’t no free lunch and LOVE is always worth the price. You do shine, even through clouds..

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  4. Nicole Lyons says:

    This is so lovely. Sending you much love until you’re back where you meant to be again ❀ and then even more then.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. valj2750 says:

    My friend Lizzi always says #LoveWins and it does. And it will. Heart, heart heart. See you soon.

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  6. lesliesholly says:

    Love this: “Yet with the pain of love comes greater living
    And life unlived would be far less forgiving” and also “hazy Now.” You do have a way with words and emotions.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lrconsiderer says:

      Thank you. I like that bit too, and in fact, it was a last-minute add-on, as I wrote it from my notepad into here, because I didn’t want to end on a negative note, with the verse before. (well, if not negative, then ambiguous…and either way I prefer ending with hope) πŸ™‚

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  7. jasteck says:

    I love hopeful endings and I know you, of all people, have a sparkled life ahead.

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